Los Angeles Immersion 2019 (Youth Homelessness)

This immersion takes place in the neighborhoods of Skid Row and Hollywood in Los Angeles. We will be living and learning among the people of downtown with a specific emphasis on "Youth and Homelessness". During our time in LA, we will be working with local nonprofits and getting immersed in the social issues surrounding downtown LA--particularly with its large young adult (18-24) homeless population.


When is it?

During Spring Break, April 6-9!


Why would I want to go?

One of the great things about your SMC education is the opportunity to grow in understanding the complexity and challenges of the world beyond the classroom. This immersion is one of those opportunities to connect the dots between what you are learning, feeling, and doing in a way that will have lasting effects during your time at Saint Mary's and beyond. Students have consistently found immersions as a transformative experience. As an added bonus, you will get to make new friends and experience a new community of your peers.


What do I need to do if I am interested?

Apply Here!


Note: If you are accepted, there will be three training meetings that all participants are expected to attend. The times may vary depending on group availability. In the past, they have taken place on Sunday afternoons.



Email Katie O'Leary: kmo5@stmarys-ca.edu or Daniel Araujo: da11@stmarys-ca.edu

You can also call 925-631-4075 or

Stop by the Mission and Ministry right next to the Chapel.